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Faculty Profiles

Meet Our Chefs & Instructors

 

Our experienced instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and are key ingredients in ICE’s recipe for exceptional culinary and hospitality education.

Some have worked in America’s noteworthy restaurants. Others have won James Beard Awards, opened and operated their own hospitality or food businesses, or traveled the world working with hotels.

All of our faculty members bring an incredible range of skills into the classroom. With their extensive networks and experience, many of our instructors are respected experts in their industries. Beyond their credentials, our chefs and management instructors are dedicated to their students and committed to teaching the next generation.

Click through the profiles below to learn more about our instructors.

ICE Restaurant and Culinary Management Instructor Stephen Zagor

Steve Zagor

Lead Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Barry Tonkinson is the director of culinary research at ICE.

Barry Tonkinson

Director of Culinary Research and Development
Chef Joseph Pace teaches culinary arts at ICE.

Joseph Pace

Director of Stewarding and Purchasing
Chef Elliott Prag is the lead chef of Health-Supportive Culinary Arts at ICE's LA campus.

Elliott Prag

Lead Chef, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts
Tracy Wilk is the Lead Chef and Recipe Editor for ICE's Recreational Program.

Tracy Wilk

Lead Chef and Recipe Editor, Recreational Program
Tracy Zimmermann

Tracy Zimmermann

Lead Chef, Recreational Program
Sim Cass is the Dean of the Professional Bread Baking Program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Sim Cass

Dean, Techniques of Artisan Bread Baking
Richard Vayda is the Director of Wine Studies and a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Richard Vayda

Director of Wine & Beverage Studies
Rick Camac is the Dean of Restaurant and Hospitality Management at ICE.

Rick Camac

Dean, Restaurant & Hospitality Management
ICE Pastry and Baking Arts Chef Instructor, Carmine Arroyo.

Carmine Arroyo

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Talia Berman

Talia Berman

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Andrew Catalano is an instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education

Andrew Catalano

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Katie Chamberlain is a Hospitality Management Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Katie Chamberlain

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Fred Dex

Fred Dex, MS

Instructor, Sommelier Training Program
Faith Drobbin is a recreational chef-instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Faith Drobbin

Chef-Instructor, Recreational Program
Kate Edwards is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Kate Edwards

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Michael Eisenberg is Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management

Michael Eisenberg

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Irma Gianni is an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education

Irma Gianni

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Sue Gonsalves is a Chef-Instructor at ICE.

Sue Gonsalves

Chef-Instructor, Recreational Program
Hospitality & Hotel Management Instructor Grace Gordon

Grace Gordon

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Kathryn Gordon is the Co-Chair of the Center for Advanced Pastry Studies (CAPS) program and a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Kathryn Gordon

Co-Chair, CAPS program
Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Michael Handal is a culinary arts chef instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education NYC

Michael Handal

Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts
Manager, Scheduling and Library Services
Julia Heyer is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Julia Heyer

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Kyungmoon Kim

Kyungmoon Kim, MS

Instructor, Sommelier Training Program
Richard LaMarita is a chef at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Richard LaMarita

Chef-Instructor, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts
Alexander LaPratt, M.S.

Alexander LaPratt, MS

Instructor, Sommelier Training Program
Vin Mccann is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Vin McCann

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Josh Nadel

Josh Nadel, MS

Instructor, Sommelier Training Program
Alex Orman is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Alex Orman

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Chad Pagano is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Chad Pagano

Chef-Instructor, Recreational Program
King Phojanakong is a culinary arts chef-instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC.

King Phojanakong

Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts
Olivia Roszkowski teaches Health-Supportive Culinary Arts.

Olivia Roszkowski

Chef-Instructor, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts
Karyn Tori Seltzer

Karyn Tori Seltzer

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Chef-Instructor Joseph Settepani

Joseph Settepani

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Alan Someck is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Alan Someck

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Penny Stankiewicz is a Pastry & Baking Arts chef-instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Penny Stankiewicz

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Elisa Strauss posing behind a cake that she baked and decorated

Elisa Strauss

Chef-Instructor, The Art of Cake Decorating
Mia Van de Water

Mia Van de Water, MS

Instructor, Sommelier Training Program
Bob Warman

Robert Warman

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Jay Weinstein is a chef-instructor in ICE's Health-Supportive Culinary Arts program.

Jay Weinstein

Chef-Instructor, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts
Brittany Wineglass

Brittany Wineglass

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Ann Ziata is a chef-instructor for Health-Supportive Culinary Arts.

Ann Ziata

Chef-Instructor, Recreational Program
Chef James Briscione is Director of Culinary Research at culinary school in NYC

James Briscione

Former Director, Culinary Research
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